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Business Analyst - Rental Operations

Date: Mar 6, 2019

Location: Broomfield, CO, US

Company: Vail Resorts

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. You're someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo. You're brave, ambitious and passionate in everything you do. And we want you on our team. Pursue your fullest potential and never settle in the quest to deliver extraordinary guest service. Join one of the world's most innovative companies and re-imagine a mountain resort experience with us. Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.

Welcome to Vail Resorts. Reach Your Peak.



The Vail Resorts Retail Finance team is committed to Building Leaders and Driving Value. The team drives value through comprehensive financial planning, forecasting and analysis, enabling the company to align its resources with the achievement of its strategic goals for the long term and short term. The retail team works closely with corporate finance, resort finance, accounting and operational leadership teams. The role will report to the Sr. Director of Finance - Retail and is based on Broomfield, CO.


This position will serve as a business analyst for the Rental Operation. This individual will form a close working relationship with both financial and operational leaders, requiring excellent communication skills, a strong business acumen and in-depth knowledge of the company’s business strategies and goals.


At Vail Resorts we, are focused on hiring high potential individuals.  We are looking for people who are brave, ambitious and passionate.  You should be someone who pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo.  The ideal candidate is someone who embraces change, is intellectually curious and can work independently to complete a variety of complex, non-standard tasks.


Primary Responsibilities:


Financial Analysis


  • Partner with Vail Resorts Retail FP&A team to provide insight into guest capture and pricing trends
  • Develop analyses, tools, processes and procedures to facilitate and monitor business initiatives
  • Develop innovative analyses on all aspects of the rental business, including industry trends and competitor trends


Pricing Support - Provide analytical support for rental pricing process, including:


  • Gather historical transaction details by location, category and product level to support recommendations
  • Perform competitive analysis to identify industry and regional pricing trends
  • Model pro forma rental operations for new acquisitions
  • Work with Director of Rental Operation to provide pricing recommendations


Fleet Planning – Serve as Finance lead for rental fleet capital process, including:


  • Gather historical transaction details by location, category and product level to support recommendations
  • Analyze usage trends to provide recommendations on product mix and quantity
  • Partner with Director of Rental Operations and rental managers to identify correct inventory levels by store
  • Conduct post-mortem analysis on capital investments to assess profitability


Rental Reporting


  • Produce weekly rental reporting for both summer and winter operations, including mix of operational KPIs as well as financial results
  • Continuously look for new and better ways to show how variables such as historical performance, seasonality, promotions, and the macro/micro economic environment affect the current business trends


Additionally the ideal candidate should be / have:


  • Brave, Ambitious and Passionate
  • Demonstrated history of intellectual curiosity
  • Advanced ability in Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of SQL and Databases a plus
  • Expertise in quantitative analysis and presentation
  • Ability to multi-task and manage numerous simultaneous priorities
  • Outstanding problem solving skills
  • Highly collaborative team approach to work
  • Ability to adapt to and excel in a fast-paced environment
  • High energy and the ability to work highly independently
  • 4+ years of experience (or 1-2 years with MBA or other graduate degree) in finance with demonstrated success in financial modeling and analysis

We offer a variety of career opportunities at our world-class resorts and corporate headquarters near Boulder, Colorado in fields like Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, Legal, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Marketing, Sales & Communications and more. Our corporate team shares both a passion for the outdoors and a drive to re-imagine the mountain resort experience around the world. Learn more at
Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.


Requisition ID 164107

Nearest Major Market: Denver